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The European Parliament has long supported a global moratorium on the use of depleted uranium weapons and with a fifth United Nations General Assembly resolution on the topic approaching this autumn, the parliament is growing increasingly vocal.
Wondering how your government votes on DU resolutions at the UN? Then check out this map based on EU member state positions in 2012.
ICBUW present on why DU needs to be resolved and possible approaches at a side event during the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons.
The European Parliament has called on the EU's Council of Ministers to ensure that all member states support this autumn's UN General Assembly resolution on DU.
In a wide-ranging resolution on Iraq, the European Parliament has called on EU member states to develop a common position in favour of a ban on DU weapons and support affected communities and decontamination.
Spiralling rates of birth defects in Iraq have been hitting the headlines for over ten years yet barely anything has been done about it. Now is the time to say enough is enough and Act4Iraq
- The announcement by the Scottish government that the MoD will no longer be exempt from environmental regulations governing its nuclear sites in Scotland could have major implications for the future testing of depleted uranium (DU) weapons at the Dundrennan Range in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway.13 March 2014 - Rachel Thompson
- #Act4IraqTrust in the findings of a study into rates of congenital birth defects in Iraq, undertaken by the WHO and Iraqi Ministry of Health, has continued to decline after interventions from three former UN officials. ICBUW continues to argue that full transparency is the only way for the WHO and Iraqi Ministry of Health to rebuild the study's credibility.15 October 2013 - ICBUW
- #Act4IraqCADU and ICBUW have issued a statement on the puzzling preliminary report of the Iraqi Ministry of Heath and WHO on the prevalence of birth defects in nine Iraqi provinces and has reiterated its call for full release of all data.22 September 2013 - ICBUW
- Summer fundraising has gone well this year for CADU. With the sunny weather bringing out all those smart phone addicts, our festival phone charging gig raised a record amount. This success was topped off by winning £1,000 Lush Charity Pot funding at the Britain's Got Passion funding vote at Shambala Festival.
- A petition launched by a Fallujah paediatrician calling for the WHO and Iraqi Ministry of Health to release data held on rates of birth defects linked to the 2003 war for independent analysis has reached 14000 signatures and has been supported by the former UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq.12 August 2013
- #Act4IraqBlog post examining the need for the #Act4Iraq campaign in more detail which discusses previous examples of politicisation of health research in Iraq.
- Fallujah paediatrician Dr Samira Alaani has launched a Change.org petition calling for the release of official data on rates of congenital birth defects in Iraq after repeated publication delays by the World Health Organisation and Iraqi government.31 July 2013 - Aneaka Kellay